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Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig

If you've ever struggled to make a lengthy angled cut, this is the jig for you!
Item #
21597
Rating:
86% of 100
With a simple indexed angle setting system, heavy duty hold-down clamps and a smooth sliding design, it makes tapered cuts fast, easy and more precise. Perfect for chair legs, table legs and more. Jig fits snug in any standard 3/8" x 3/4" miter slot and features a large, ergonomic handle for smooth push-action performance throughout the cut. Plus, with the miter bar removed it doubles as a stable straight line ripping jig. This jig works with table saws on which the left edge of the right miter slot is 3-3/4” to 4-3/8” from the blade or 5” to 5-5/8” from the blade.

Features:
  • Includes 36" miter bar
  • Indexing marks make angle setting easy — each mark represents 1° of taper
  • Dual tape measures provide convenient reference and also help set angles
  • Two wide-body hold down clamps prevent stock from drifting dangerously from your fence
  • Clamps have non-marring rubber caps for enhanced grip
  • Three adhesive strips run across the jig to help stabilize your workpiece
  • With taper angle zeroed out, jig works great to rip straight edges on rough lumber
(1) Rockler Taper / Straight Line Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 7.3500
Tech Spec
  • Measures 31-5/8" x 7-3/4"
  • Constructed of 1/2" thick MDF
Type Positioning
4.3 / 5.0
421 Reviews
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taper jig works great!
This tool worked exactly as instructed with my 1980's Craftsman table saw. I was able to cut two different tapered parts I needed very quickly and accurately.
June 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect
Easy to set up, easy to use.
June 3, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tools, videos, and customer service!
Cool jig for us new to woodworking. I made some built in shelves and base cabinets for our basement tv room. Brought one end out to meet the framed in foundation pole. Naturally, the wall wasn’t plum and the extension was off by juuuusssst a bit (~1/16”). This jig was perfect to cut my panels to fit the space perfectly!
This was my first real wood working/construction project. Tools like these, and instructional videos, from Rockler really gave me the confidence and help I needed to pull it off.
(EXCELLENT customer service too! There was a shipping error and Rockler handled it immediately!)
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June 3, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
I am satisfied with it!!
I love it. Very helpful
June 3, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rockler taper/straight jig
works great
June 2, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
What a set of legs!
Very handy jig, comes complete with all the hardware and hold down clamps needed. I just finished a set of shaker legs for a student desk and they came out great! The gig, after assembly came out much better than homemade and probably less expensive in the long run.
June 1, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Simple and effective tapering jig.
Safest way to make a taper cut. Workpiece was clamped in place keeping my hands away from the blade. It was easy to repeat the cut as well. I have not used it yet to straighten a board yet, but it should be very easy.
May 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The taper jig is great! It was easy to assemble and figure out how to use. I have already made two sets of legs with tapers on two sides.
May 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is a great jig. I use it on a 10 in Dewalt Contractor saw and get out standing results.
May 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
ITs been the must have tool in the shop. Love it and so glad I purchased ir.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
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need it for a table i plan to build out of some warped wood.
Cris H on Jun 3, 2020
This was highly recommended to me as a tool to help me woodwork safely by myself
Angela R on May 15, 2020
need it for a table i plan to build out of some warped wood.
Cris H on Jun 3, 2020
Finish my fence. Did a cedar wood fence and need to cut small pieces for the ends. This will make it easier
Jim P on May 31, 2020
This was highly recommended to me as a tool to help me woodwork safely by myself
Angela R on May 15, 2020
I read all the reviews and this one was the best value for me.
William M on May 5, 2020
Got this for work. There are many instances where we need to make a tapered cut and this will help to make cleaner and safer cuts.
David on May 4, 2020
I read the reviews and this one seem to the better one for me.
STEVEN D on May 3, 2020
all-in-one
PU W on Apr 30, 2020
Building one was going to cost almost as much as buying this jig while on sale. I watched the You Tube video, and it seemed to work well, so I purchased it.
Lloyd R on Apr 30, 2020
needed it
Mark F on Apr 29, 2020
Being a simple minded guy, I hope this will be a greater accuracy and precision to my attempts at tapering.
James G on Apr 28, 2020
all of your jigs very well made
Terry F on Apr 27, 2020
Need to make table legs
Elaine T on Apr 26, 2020
I am building a new lighthouse for my 87 year old father and it requires tapered side panels, 8 inches at the bottom to 5 inches at the top and then a 30 degree angle on the sides and 10 degree angle on the bottom.
Dean S on Apr 26, 2020
I'm lazy
JAMES L on Apr 26, 2020
straightening out boards.
JASON H on Apr 24, 2020
Versatility
Jay M on Apr 23, 2020
Need to straighten boards for glue up and my next project is a lighthouse.
Ray-Allen M on Apr 21, 2020
Needed for last project, 48" Lighthouse
Richard F on Apr 21, 2020
precision
Christopher C on Apr 21, 2020
Solves a problem in a straightforward way for a new woodworker. Price was reasonable and for my developing (limited) skills it should help stave off the temptation to buy a joiner for at least a little while.
Craig L on Apr 20, 2020
Accuracy
Chapman S on Apr 18, 2020
Looks professional. Good reviews
William V on Apr 17, 2020
was on sale
Chris M on Apr 17, 2020
At the sale price it would have cost about just as much to make it.
Alex R on Apr 17, 2020
Based on the different jigs I looked at this seemed to be the best choice. Price, ease of use and seemingly well made.
Mark K on Apr 17, 2020
It was the same price or less than making the jig. The quality appears good. I've not ordered from Rockler before and wanted to see how it comes out.
Scott R on Apr 15, 2020
Been looking for an upgrade to an old Woodworker's Warehouse one and this is it.
Leo on Apr 14, 2020
Uneven floors under kitchen base cabinets need to cut wedge filler strips
James B on Apr 14, 2020
Tickler makes quality products.
Ray V on Apr 14, 2020
Safety features and excellent value.
Joseph G on Apr 14, 2020
A gift for my son
Kevin L on Apr 13, 2020
I need to straighten short length boards for projects.
H L on Apr 13, 2020
This is a very nice and simple to use jig. My other one is too complicated. I have been waiting for this to go on sale!
Scott M on Apr 12, 2020
It was on sale and has great reviews! I’m excited to try this out.
Thomas K on Apr 11, 2020
gift
Macqualin G on Apr 10, 2020
Rockler Quality and reputation
Paul N on Apr 8, 2020
Safety
Robert J on Apr 7, 2020
WOW; what a great price! I've been needing one for some time. I thought about making a tapering jig but always like the Rockler design. Couldn't pass this one up either.<br /><br />Thanks again Rockler.<br />Louis
Louis T on Apr 6, 2020
Making a table for a Christmas gift
Jack on Apr 6, 2020
It seems like a good value and I didn't want to make my own
Coby C on Apr 6, 2020
I'm building a chair
NICK P on Apr 5, 2020
Needed better jig for my small table legs
Lee C on Apr 4, 2020
just finished a bookcase that I had to scribe to an out of plum wall my life would task would have be easier with this jig...had to make one.
sopris man on Apr 3, 2020
it's just what I need for one of my experimental project ideas
Paul H on Apr 1, 2020
useful jig on sale
Wayne on Mar 30, 2020
I chose this because by the time I buy the clamps to build my own, it would cost more.
Jason S on Mar 29, 2020
Making several tables that have tapered legs and I don’t have a jig that will work and don’t want to take time to build one.
Steven H on Mar 29, 2020
On sale!!!
JULIAN S on Mar 29, 2020
table saw
Andrew S on Mar 29, 2020
loaned my other one out to a friend????
MICHAEL Z on Mar 28, 2020
Finish my fence. Did a cedar wood fence and need to cut small pieces for the ends. This will make it easier
Jim P on May 31, 2020
I read all the reviews and this one was the best value for me.
William M on May 5, 2020
I have a ridgid contractors saw, 22" front to back and only about 9" to the blade. I don't know if I can make this work. Anybody have a similar size saw with this jig ?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2015
What is the maximum length that you can taper with the jig?
Jake V on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Edit to previous answer; this is assuming that you have a full size cabinet saw. I you are working with a small portable contractors saw the length of the board should be drastically reduced. I don't believe that I would try to push anything through one of those longer than 2-3" over the length of the jig. Just my opinion though....
Does this jig work with DeWalt job site saws?
Dan S on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The miter bar on this product is 3/4" wide by 3/8" thick. I am not sure what size miter slot the DeWalt has.
This item also has to be run through your saw which will cut some of the platform away.
The second problem might be the distance from the blade to the miter slot.
The taper jig offers two locations for the miter bar. One is 1-15/16" from the edge and the other is 3-3/16" from the edge.
As long as the cut doesn't get close to the adjusting slots on the platform it should work.
Will this do 18 degree cuts?
Josh R on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you can measure it.
Has anyone used this tapering jig with a Bosch Model 4100-09 table saw?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Used it for the first time and very satisfied with the results.
Will this fit a Dewalt 7480?
DON H on Dec 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. Aluminum track fits fine however jig edge sits several inches from the blade meaning the work piece is not supported as well as if it had zero clearance.
Can you do compound angles with this jig?
MARY L on Dec 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The jig holds the stock flat or parallel with the surface of the table saw, so by tilting the angle of the blade in the table saw, a compound cut could be achieved. Be aware that the sled does not accommodate large angles, probably about 20 degrees or less and the jig does not handle stock thicker than about 2 1/2". This will limit the compound angles that can be cut with it.
when taper cut one side how do you do the other side to match?
Dave M on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I keep mine in the same miter slot. If I want to cut on the other side of the board, I turn the board over. Very simple and easy.
Will this fit a 10" Craftsman Table Saw?
Thomas D on Mar 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, this item is not specific to any make of table saw, it's the recessed guides. While I can not speak for a Craftsman table saw, I haven't seen a saw that did NOT have the recessed guides. With that said I don't think there would be a problem with your application of this jig.
Anybody use this jig with the Bosch 1031 worksite table saw? The saw is nice but small.
Jack R on May 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no reason not to be squared to your blade. Remember that after you install the sled to the bar, you have to make one pass through the saw to cut excess and that is your straight edge.
How thick of stock can you put into the jig; for example for say 2 or 3" thick tapered legs?
Craig W on Jan 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 2" is about as thick as you can go. I put some 2" stock through and it about maxed out the clamp width.
Can this jig be used with a Delta 10" Portable Table Saw?
K O on Aug 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would work, I am using on a stationary Jet 10" saw and did have on a Dewalt 10" portable saw.
Will this hold a 4x4 ?
Dominic C on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not with included hardware. Get some longer bolts. I know this because I did the same thing. Then there's the issue of having a 10" table saw...
Will this work on a sliding table saw with the miter slot to the left of the blade?
Dennis O on Mar 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: That's an interesting question. I don't have a sliding table saw, so I really don't know the answer. However, I use mine more with the jig against the fence than with the miter slot. The fence on the jig slides both ways so I think it could be used with your saw.
Will this work with Ridgid model R4513 Table Saw?
RyanHipp on Dec 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It should work. Most all newer tools have a standard 3/4" Miter slot and most all accessories will fit this slot.
How thick of a piece of wood will it hold?
Tom on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I use it to taper guitar fretboards. Works great for me. They are typically 5/16” to 1/4” thick. I am sure you could go thinner as well with no problem. I thInk you would only be limited by the rigidity of the piece against the table saw before it started to get unsafe.
The work piece is 1/2" off the table, is there a problem with tear out?
Bill S on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely not, because you are using the edge of the sled as your guide. Just like a zero clearance insert.
Does this jig still use metal measuring tapes in 2020?
Charles C on Apr 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I dont fully understand what you are asking, but the jig comes with a tape which is pre glued to the board, which is plastic coated and flat to the board , I hope this answers your question
Would this taper jig work with a Delta Model # 36-725 10" table saw?
BIGJEEPMAN on Jan 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have a little older Delta Unisaw. It worked very well on my saw. The jig set up easily and worked perfectly. I usually try to save money and make these things but I was rushed and needed it quickly . I am glad I bought it.
Will this work with the Sawstop Jobsite Pro?
Roger W on Oct 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It can be used with the t-track removed from the bottom and just using your saw fence. That's what I had to do since my table saw is a sliding table without the track. There jig works well.
WILL THIS JIG MAKE CUTS FOR FOUR SIDED TABLE LEGS? CUT ALL FOUR SIDES?
JAMES P on Jul 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I’ve not done it, but i can see being able to, yes!!!
I read in the reviews several people saying that the jig sets off the Sawstop brakes. I have a Sawstop. Is this true, and what can be done to avoid it, other than turning off the brake on the saw?
Jeff G on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think if you set the stick on measuring tapes off the zero clearance edge it shouldn't be a problem. The metal tapes would definitely set the sawstop off. But, those tapes are stuck on and could be set 1/16-1/8" in from the cut edge and you'd be fine.
How long of a piece can you taper with this jig?
Fred V on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used my jig a few times and it works well. The board is 32 " long and the miter bar is 36". You are primarily limited by the length between the edge of your table and your blade to slide the jig for the cut. I would say you can comfortably make a 32 ' cut and may be able to go up to 36". Hope that helps. Should be adequate for most table legs since you don't normally taper the whole leg.
What is the configuration of the miter bar? "T" type or rectangular? measurements of it's cross-section?
Mark L on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The miter bar is must a aluminum bar measuring 3/4" x 1/2". It just slides in your miter slots when making the cut. Although, on my table saw, Delta, I am unable to use the miter bar, so I simply set the fence the distance I need to put the edge of the jig against the blade and that is my zero clearance. Works well. I've not had a problem as yet.
Where is this manufactured?
Steven F on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Made in Taiwan and distributed by Rockler is printed on the box it came in.
What is the maximum width of a board that can be tapered with this jig?
Robert C on Mar 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: About 4”. If you remove the push handle maybe 5”.
What is the maximum width board that could be cut using this jig?
Robert C on Mar 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You may if you use the guide plate to hold your board. Of course it is designed for more narrow boards to be secured on the side and top.
Does it come in metric measures?
Darryl S on Jan 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, It comes with 2 "stick on" strips of measuring tapes with inch units.

I suppose one could changed those for metric measure strips. One would have to purchase separately.
I purchased this once (and returned it) when I had a Grizzly cabinet saw, and the mitre slot was too far away to get the zero tolerance on the base of the jig. I now have a SawStop PCS, is the mitre slot close enough so part of the base will be trimmed off for zero tolerance? Thanks.
Tom Zarnoth on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes! I have a SawStop, too and this works perfectly.
I just used the tapering jig for the first time, but I found when I tightened the clamps on the adjustable fence, the fence raises up and bows on one side of the slot as the head of the t-bolt underneath pulls to one side raising one side of the fence, almost coming up out of the slot. It's as though the bolt isn't resting securely in the channel. Any ideas of how to fix that?
jaykaytee on Jan 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I installed a ratcheting (movable) T-Bolt clamp with wide washer, which helps to stiffen the slotted fence.
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